What kind of data rate can I expect the hardware coded to decode smoothly?
While playing a video on VLC Player, I can choose
Tools > Media Information > Statistics Tab Here I can see the bit rate of the video. During action sequence, explosions or sequences involving water or sea, the bit rate shoots up. If I set my notebook computer's power settings to the lowest, these scenes playback poorly. When I replay the scenes with a better CPU scaling, they play back smoothly.
Is there a figure of performance for the hardware codec? Will over-clocking do any good? What do I need to over clock? The CPU or the GPU?
I am wondering if the hardware codec could play a 2h video sizing up to 10GiB?